6 British-Inspired Recipes to Celebrate the Royal Baby

A big congratulations are in order for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William on their little bundle of joy! The royal couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Monday, July 22 in London.

As our well wishes go out to the happy family, our stomachs are looking to celebrate in a different way—the British way! Make one of these recipes while we all eagerly await a better glimpse (and guess the name) of the new baby.

Royal Gin and Tonic

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Cucumber Sandwich

cucumber-sandwich-sara-lee-400x400.jpg cucumber-sandwich-sara-lee-400×400.jpg , are a popular teatime treat in Great Britain. Each bread round is topped with low-fat cream cheese, one cucumber slice, and a sprig of fresh dill. For an even healthier version, swap whole-grain bread for the white bread.

Snack on three sandwiches for just 120 calories.

Try this recipe: Cucumber Sandwiches

Celery Root Shepherd’s Pie

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Try this recipe: Celery Root Shepherd's Pie

Cherry Ginger Scones

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Enjoy one scone for 348 calories.

Try this recipe: Cherry Ginger Scones

Mini Shrimp Pot Pie

mini-shrimp-pot-pie-hl-1973718-x.jpg mini-shrimp-pot-pie-hl-1973718-x.jpg , a comfort food loaded with white fish, (such as cod, haddock, or halibut) potatoes, and white sauce. Our Mini Shrimp Pot Pie is the next best thing! Plus, it’s healthier and, let’s be honest, it's super adorable!

One mini pie is 303 calories.

Try this recipe: Mini Shrimp Pot Pie

Lemon-Blueberry Eton Mess

lemon-blueberry-eton-mess-400x400.jpg lemon-blueberry-eton-mess-400×400.jpg ) is layered with meringue and whipped cream. Our version trades in blueberries, Greek yogurt, meringue cookies, and a splash of alcohol and lemon zest to balance out the sweet and reduce the calories.

Enjoy one-cup of this parfait-style treat for 172 calories.

Try this recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Eton Mess

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